Start of My Rebirth

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Johnie's Story

Johnie was raised Catholic and was married in her teens. He was not a Christian and unfortunately, the marriage didn’t last. Johnie was told by the church she was no longer able to receive the sacraments. She left the church depressed and convinced that her life was over. She had no hope. Johnie turned to alcohol. She had a couple of failed marriages and had two abortions. Eventually, Johnie moved to Las Vegas where she became a dealer; drugs came shortly after. Johnie worked in …

Discover Your Dreams

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Discover Your Dreams

“How would you describe passion?” was a question that our president, Nancy, asked at our last staff meeting. “Nothing and no one will stop you from pursuing it” was given. I believe passion and dreams go hand in hand. So, as a friend, I want to ask a rhetorical question, “Have you stopped dreaming?” When we are children, we always have fanciful ideas of what we want to be. Yet, somewhere into adulthood, we stop dreaming and stop pursuing. Why is that? Is it because it’s …

Dynamic Service

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Dynamic Service

It was over 5 years ago when Bobbi was sitting in her church when our VP of Development, Laurie Jeselsohn, got up and shared about Hope. She mentioned the need for volunteers. At the time, Bobbi had been praying about a place to volunteer. Bobbi completed the requirements to become a volunteer and eventually ended up working side by side with our staff. Not long after volunteering at Hope, Bobbi went out to dinner with a friend. While at dinner, this friend told her that …

Discovering the Harvest

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Discover the Harvest

I think a lot of times we think the harvest will just come. Sure, there are seasons in our life where we receive unexpected blessings. However, every harvest has to have a planting season and sometimes we plant, but due to circumstances outside of our control, we lose the harvest. When the farmer gets ready to harvest, sometimes a storm rolls in, sometimes equipment breaks, sometimes workers aren’t available, and the harvest is not what we expected. As I was thinking about this topic I …

Discover Courage

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Discover Courage

The question has crossed my mind several times… I wonder… I wonder how many holes we are missing in our country, community, neighborhood, places of business and even our own families. I wonder how many we are missing because of abortion. There may not be a draft going on right now, but there is no doubt in my mind we are in a war – a secret war. And we need courage to fight it. Recently, several staff members went to the annual Care Net …